Something happened on Sunday that Rangers fans have waited almost a year and a half to see, and we have to say it was worth the time.
Ever since Jordan Jones signed a pre-contract, fans got excited about he, Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos as our very own ‘trident’ – a pair of pacey wingers flanking our industrial number 9.
But after Jones’ indiscretion at Parkhead, and his subsequent axing, despite Rangers then signing Kent permanently, we never properly got to see the trio as one.
Not till Sunday.
And there’s no question that while the performances of Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos weren’t individually spectacular, the Liverpool-esque style trio up front worked a treat in helping to raise Rangers’ SPL game and frankly it was very impressive indeed.
Rangers attacked cleanly, used space well, interlinked brilliantly and were well-deserving of the five goals.
There’s no doubt the trident played a part – it’s a combination Rangers fans have wanted since last summer, with two similar style wing wizards flanking Morelos in the middle. We were intrigued by how it would do, and of course it’s never had a chance.
On Sunday it did, and there was MUCH to be happy with. Sure, Morelos was a bit below par as always and didn’t offer an awful lot, while Kent had one of his slightly quieter games, but as a whole both of these two contributed to an overall front line which destroyed the hosts.
Jones, of course, had an excellent game and will be absolutely thrilled with his goal. It also brought the best out Scott Arfield who had a willing runner to feed and that worked with aplomb for Jones’ goal.
Morelos will likely move on, but the two winger solution has a tonne of potential – whether it’s flanking the Colombian, Itten, Kemar Roofe or anyone else.
It works fantastically for Liverpool, and now we see that model working for Rangers.
And we like it.